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Justamom
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My 2 year old has been a very different experience for me than my other children, most recently my question regards his ears. I checked his ears to see if they needed cleaning and I was shocked to see a reddish orange color to the wax as well as a sticky/gooey, almost. Is this normal? I've never encountered this before. If curious I clean with hydrogen peroxide and an ear pick.

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jnani
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Is he in distress over it? If yes, take him to GP, if not I would refrain from poking about and using harsh chemicals Luke Warm olive oil be suffice to clear excess wax. A certain amount is needed anyway.
Hope it helps

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Lynora
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Please see a doctor, and never ever use an ear pick on a child or apply hydrogen peroxide.

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Justamom
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The doctor told me to use hydrogen peroxide and I don't dig deep, I clean the outer area. No, he's not in distress. He's still rowdy and playful.

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jnani
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The doctor told me to use hydrogen peroxide and I don't dig deep, I clean the outer area. No, he's not in distress. He's still rowdy and playful.

Children are usually not worried about things that we adults obsess about. He is happy bunny then there is nothing wrong with him
Do what the doctor has advised if it sits well with you. However I would suggest There is no harm in digging deep... Don't take anybody's word for it. There is so much info available these days.

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Never dig deep with anything in a childs ear! Or an adult ear. It is too easy to perforate the ear drum. The best way to clear wax is with drops (I would recommend olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ) and syringing.....but with a child I would always let a qualified professional do that. If he is not bothered I would just do what the dr said....and don;t dig deep....please please please don't dig deep.

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jnani
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Children are usually not worried about things that we adults obsess about. He is happy bunny then there is nothing wrong with him
Do what the doctor has advised if it sits well with you. However I would suggest There is no harm in digging deep... Don't take anybody's word for it. There is so much info available these days.

Digging deep as into the research...not ears!

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Justamom
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I've already stated I don't dig deep. What is wrong with you all? If this is how this site/group/help area is; I want no part. Immature and unprofessional.

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Lynora
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I won't apologise for offering my opinion. However, with the exception of Sally (Tashanie) who is a registered pharmacist, few people who use this site are medical professionals. Many, though, are parents. I am married to a man with hearing problems (requiring hearing aids) which developed as a result of severe infection as a child. He didn't have a Mum to take him to the doctor, his Dad just ignored him. When he had surgery to repair his ear drum aged 28, the surgeon told him that nothing bigger than an elbow should be put in an ear! Probably trying to lighten the mood.

If you continue to be concerned about your child, take him back to the paediatrician, for reasurrance if nothing else.

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I've already stated I don't dig deep. What is wrong with you all? If this is how this site/group/help area is; I want no part. Immature and unprofessional.

Some of us are too keen to help...cheer up! You are doing just fine. You already know what you should be doing. everyone does

That's just the trouble with asking people- opinions...opinions opinions, advice advice , suggestions...the whole lot. You are no less wiser than the best here....and not necessarily everything is correct no matter how beautifully articulated

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I have used hydrogen peroxide before, it works wonders! I have a toenail infection from a salon I visited, and started using it on my toe and I can't believe the difference! If he has a ear infection this will likely clear it up...but check with your dr. first.

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